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Healthier Hazelnut Chocolate Spread [Vegan]

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This is a fiber-packed, healthier version of the famous hazelnut spread. Enjoy this in a dessert recipe or on some toast.

Healthier Hazelnut Chocolate Spread [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


  • 3/4 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 1/2-ounces 70% dark chocolate, broken into small pieces.
  • 2 ripe avocados, flesh scooped out.


  1. In a small pot on stove top, mix and heat up the ground hazelnuts, water, and maple syrup.
  2. Add the dates and chocolate.
  3. Bring to a low simmer for a few minutes, stirring constantly and banging the dates with a wooden spoon until the chocolate melts and dates dissolve.
  4. Take off heat and process directly in the pot with a handheld blender until smooth.
  5. Put the avocado flesh in the bowl of a food processor. Add the chocolate/hazelnut mixture and process until well blended and smooth.
  6. Transfer into a container or glass jar, cover and store in fridge. Enjoy!





Eating right is fundamental to maintaining good health and preventing disease. It is also important for the environment. Julie combines her years of medical experience with her passion for healthy eating to bring you nutritious and delicious recipes. With Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education, Julie has worked in a variety of health care settings, from intensive care to medical-surgical to community and public health. She has taught in nursing faculties in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and has done consulting work with the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie is constantly experimenting in the kitchen to come up with healthy recipes that everyone can enjoy. As the founder of Health Continuum, she believes that good health is more than the sum of its parts.



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